January 21, 2013 | North America: Canada

Larry's Special Olympic Dream

By Amanda Merriman

Larry and I at the Canada Special Olympic Winter Games 2012

My brother Larry is my hero and Special Olympics saved his life. When my brother joined the Edmonton Special Olympics Alpine Ski Team, it gave him purpose and direction and something he to be good at. No, awesome at!! He goes to practices weekly at Snow Valley in the winter and his coaches and team-mates have enriched his life so much. Our dad became more involved with Larry's sportand started to take Larry to his practices and skiing in Jasper more often and never missed a chance to brag about his son, the ski daemon! In In February 2011 Larry participated in the Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games and burned down the slopes at Rabbit Hill. He won a silver and two gold medals in his events! GO LARRY!! You can read the full story about my brother on his blog. See the link below.

About Amanda Merriman: I am the proud sister of Larry Green, Special Olympic Team Canada alpine skiier and my own personal hero. I am inspired by him daily to live life to the fullest, follow my dreams, and shoot for the stars!!!
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